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Born in Germany
Year of Discovery: 1913
Breast Cancer Pioneeer - Was the First Person to Use X-rays to Study Breast Cancer
Albert Salomon, a surgeon in Berlin, Germany, was the first to use the X-ray to study breast cancer and is considered the inventor of breast radiology. He used a series of X-ray images and studied them alongside the actual breast tissue that had been removed from 3,000 mastectomy patients. With a keen eye for detail at the cellular level, Salomon was able to distinguish the difference between cancerous and noncancerous tumors, thereby successfully detecting breast cancer. The X-ray images also allowed Salomon to determine that there are multiple types of breast cancer. In his detailed findings, published in 1913, he wrote, "Roentgen photographs of excised breast specimens give a demonstrable overview of the form and spread of cancerous tumors." (Roentgenology is radiology using X-rays, named after the discoverer of X-rays, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen) His meticulous descriptions of cancerous tissues are still relied upon by physicians today.
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